The driving forces of land change in the Northern Piedmont of the United States

Geographical Review
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Driving forces facilitate or inhibit land-use/land-cover change. Human driving forces include political, economic, cultural, and social attributes that often change across time and space. Remotely sensed imagery provides regional land-change data for the Northern Piedmont, an ecoregion of the United States that continued to urbanize after 1970 through conversion of agricultural and forest land covers to developed uses. Eight major driving forces facilitated most of the land conversion; other drivers inhibited or slowed change. A synergistic web of drivers may be more important in understanding land change than individual drivers by themselves.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The driving forces of land change in the Northern Piedmont of the United States
Series title Geographical Review
DOI 10.1111/j.1931-0846.2012.00130.x
Volume 102
Issue 1
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Publisher location Hoboken, NJ
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 23 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geographical Review
First page 53
Last page 75
Country United States
State Maryl;New York;Pennsylvania;Virginia
Other Geospatial Northern Piedmont
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